How to Cure Irregular Periods in Teenagers?

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Dr. Manu Lakshmi

28 Mar 2023

What Are Irregular Periods?

A menstrual cycle begins when a woman gets her period. This is when the lining of the uterus sheds. This cycle is part of the female reproductive system. A typical cycle lasts between 24 and 38 days. 

Irregular periods are when the length of a menstrual cycle keeps changing. The woman’s periods may come early or late.

Causes of Irregular Periods:

There are many causes of irregular periods:

  • Puberty – a teenage girl’s periods might be irregular for the first year or two.
  • Early Pregnancy – pregnancy during teenage years can be a cause of irregular periods. It is therefore necessary in such cases to conduct a pregnancy test.
  • Extreme weight loss or weight gain – a girl’s weight can affect her hormonal balance.
  • Medical Conditions – Illnesses like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or a thyroid condition, – Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometriosis, inherited blood disorders, and benign growths and cancers can cause the menstrual cycle to become irregular. 
  • Medications – Some anti-inflammatory or hormone medications can affect menstrual bleeding.
  • Hormone changes – An excess of the hormone’s progestin or estrogen, which regulate the lining of the uterus, may cause heavy bleeding. Hormone imbalances occur most frequently in people who have recently started menstruating or those approaching menopause.

When to Call a Doctor:

Some signs that you should talk to a physician include:

  • The sudden absence of a period
  • Regular periods that become irregular
  • Periods that are very heavy
  • Periods that last more than a week
  • Periods that occur more than every 21 days
  • Periods occurring less than every 45 days
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods
  • Severe cramping or abdominal pain
  • There’s a big difference (at least 20 days) between your shortest and longest menstrual cycle

Home Remedies for Irregular Periods:

Yoga:

Yoga may be an effective treatment for different menstrual issues. A 2017 study with 64 women looked at the effect of practicing yoga over 12 weeks. It found improved physical function, less body pain, swelling, breast tenderness, and fewer cramps.

Maintain a Healthy Weight:

Changes in your weight can affect your period. People who menstruate and have obesity are also more likely to have irregular periods

Exercise:

Exercise has many health benefits that can help your periods. It can help you reach or maintain a moderate weight. Exercise is often used to treat conditions that cause irregular periods like Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Reduce stress:

Stress can wreak havoc on your hormones. Reducing stress in your life will bring a hormonal balance to your body and is a great remedy for an irregular period.

Medical Treatments for Irregular Periods:

Hormonal birth control: Irregular or heavy bleeding may be managed with hormonal birth control. They regulating the cycle, making it more predictable. These can be a combination of birth control pills that consist of estrogen and progestin, or progestin-only birth control. Both types come in different forms like pills, a vaginal ring, injection or an IUD (intrauterine device).

Tranexamic acid: A medication prescribed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. The patient takes one pill at the start of their period to control their bleeding.

Pain relievers: By taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, the woman can get relief from body pains.

Do You Suffer from Irregular Periods?

At Manu Clinic we have the best doctors to treat teenage girls. If a girl in your family, a daughter, sister, niece or anybody else has irregular periods please bring her to us. We would happily treat her.

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